Born in Waterloo Ontario
Began painting at the age of twelve
Attended Ontario College of Art, Toronto
First exhibition, Mall Gallery, Ottawa
Toured Europe and continued through the years with trips to Europe, Central and South America, New Zealand, and United States
Exhibitions in Buffalo, NY
Began to paint Mennonite life
First one-man show of Mennonite paintings in Kitchener
Large group of paintings purchased by Industrial Acceptance Corporation (now HSBC Bank Canada)
One-man shows throughout Ontario
One-man show at Eatons Art Gallery, College Street, Toronto
Opened studio/gallery in Waterloo
Painting purchased by National Museum of Man, Ottawa
Artist-in-Residence at Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo
Mennonite Country: Waterloo County Drawings by Peter Etril Snyder published by Sand Hills Books
One-man show at Ontario House, London, England.
Paul Martin Sr.s commissioned portrait
Introduction by Christian Bell Porcelain of the first four of a series of limited edition collectors plates designed by Peter Etril Snyder
Published the first Pioneer Life reproduction, Cooks Tavern
Commissioned by Murphy Oil Company Limited, Calgary, Alberta to paint scenes of their properties in Alberta
Modelled four figures cast by Gosset Bronze in cold cast bronze
One-man show at Harrison Galleries, Vancouver, BC
Honorary Chairman, Grand River Conservation Foundation.
Continuing association with Grand River Conservation Foundation includes Downsteam acrylic painting, series of drawings, and set of three train paintings for Rails to Trails fundraising.
Presentation of the painting, The Homestead, to H.R.H. Prince Philip
Co-published A Painters Harvest with C.B.C. Enterprises, 176-page, full-colour book
Opened new reproduction boutique at Kitcheners Market Square.
First gallery representation in London, England
One-man show at Galerie Westmount, Montreal.
Opened new gallery in Waterloos City Centre for original paintings
Commissions from Upjohn Companys Pharmaceutical Division and Animal Health Care Division.
Afternoon Outing painting and reproductions for Juvenile Diabetes Foundation as a fundraiser.
Placemats and coasters with Jason of New Zealand.
Opened new reproduction boutique at St. Jacobs Riverworks.
Work first displayed by Windjammer Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda
Cross-Canada 5x15 mural for boardroom of National Trust Company, Toronto.
First paintings of thoroughbred racing honoured by Ontario Agriculture Museum
Commissions for Janet Lynns Bistro, Waterloo/Maple Lane Dairy 1992.
Commission for RCMP to celebrate Canada 125.
Began producing a yearly Monthy Planner for Volunteers, which for 2002 was distributed free of charge to 25,000 individuals in national, provincial and local organizations
Artist Laureate, Grand River Foundation
Poster for the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show, Ayr, ON
Thirty-year Retrospective Exhibition, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.
Mural at KidsAbility (formerly Rotary Childrens Centre), Waterloo.
Artist-in-Residence, Ontario Agricultural Museum.
Commission for Home Hardware Calendar.
Published A New Harvest, 123-page, full-colour book
Published Picture Maker, An Autobiography, 64-page, full-colour book
Poster for the Royal Winter Fair
Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo.
Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary International).
First painting in a series of 12 for KidsAbility, (formerly Rotary Childrens Centre), Waterloor
Through My Eyes, weekly column for the Waterloo Chronicle
Opening and closing address to commemorate International Year of the Volunteer for the United Way.
Monthly guest on Daytime, Rogers Television.
Published The Painted Horse, 120-page, full-colour book
Weekly talk at CKWR in conjunction with the Waterloo Chronicle column
Travel Sights, weekly column for The Record
Published Painting Canada, 143-page, full-colour book
Travel Sketches column in Antique & Collectibles magazine
One of 50 Community Champions selected by CKCO-TV to mark their 50th Anniversary in broadcasting to Southern Ontario.
Weekly feature on CKCO-TV Noon News
Donated to the Centre in the Square, Kitchener, Ontario, for their 25th Anniversary, a 72 inch by 96 inch mural of performers, painted in the lobby over the course of one year.
Gift of 52,000 negatives to Mennonite Archives of Ontario, Conrad Grebel College.
Published Painting the Grand River Valley, 62-page, full-colour book
Commission for the Shantz Reunion Committee celebrating 200 years of the Shantz Family in the Waterloo Region.
Commission for the Galt Country Club to celebrate their Centennial.
Personal Commission of the Harmony Lunch, Waterloo
Selected by the Waterloo Public Library for Waterloo 150 (150 individuals who have shaped the Waterloo community over the past 150 years) in celebration of the City of Waterloos 150th birthday.
Mural of the Parasaurolophus Dinosaur for the Earth Sciences Museum as part of the University of Waterloos 50th Anniversary.
Historical painting of the Schneider House, Queen Street, Kitchener, for the Joseph and Barbara (Eby) Schneider 200th Anniversary/Reunion Planning Committee.
Commemorative painting of the New Hamburg Historic Grandstand.
Introduced a new interpretive style of painting to complement the traditional work of the past forty years
Commission painting for Gay Lea Foods marking their 100th Anniversary.
Purchase of reproductions for retirees by Maple Leaf Foods of a personally commissioned painting of the original J.M. Schneider shop.
Extended trip to France which included several weeks on a canal boat.
The Erb Group of Companies commissioned painting to celebrate their 50 years in business, incorporating many items with much sentimental value.
Commission painting of St. Josephs Catholic Church in Fergus, with reproductions used as a fundraiser towards the purchase of a new organ.
Started a large project to create a new website with a change of architecture.
Closed the Gallery
2015Donated group of Paintings to Innisfree House and Grand River Hospital.
August 28th 2017Peter's Death